Re: QRP Calling Freqs


From: Kevin Purcell (
Date: Mon Jan 16 1995 - 13:33:24 EST

>Yes, the Considerate Operators Guide shows 7040 KHz as the RTTY DX
>freauency, and has for years, as far as I know. And 7040 KHz has been
>the QRP calling freq for years and years as well. Which came first? I
>have no idea, but must not be a MAJOR problem since I have never heard
>any real complaints about it from the RTTY DX community. Or maybe
>QRPers are too weak to bother RTTY DX :-) 73 and Queue Our Pea DE
>Mike Czuhajewski, user of the UniBoard System @
>The WB3FFV Amateur Radio BBS - Located in Baltimore, Maryland USA
>Supporting the Amateur Radio Hobby, and TCP/IP InterNetworking

Don't foget the allocations in region 1 are different from 2 and 3.

The CW sub band peters out at 7030 to 7035 then RTTY has a small space,
then SSB up to the top of the band at 7100.

The whole point of the "Considerate Operators" article is that we all know
what the traditional frequencies are. Then when you here others there you
can understand what they are doing.

For people working RTTY DX to region 1 will operate at 7040 (and their not
just trying to annoy QRPers!).

Similar to the operarating local SSB in the DX window on 80m. Or blasting
packet over the top of the 20m beacons (14.100). Or satellite subbands on
2m or 70cm. Or the EME freqs on 6m and 2m.

The trick is to make sure everyone knows that there are "special"
frequencies and just because they can't hear anything doesn't mean they
should just blast away.

So QRPers must spead the word too and don't be afraid to move down the band
a little!

Kevin Purcell work: home: N7WIM
Seattle dBug Mac Developers SIG organizer G8UDP

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